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Photography by Mecca Media

Photography by Mecca Media

Sumayyah Franklin is FAR from your average chick. When she is not busy helping create super dope events for women of color through the House of Malico Collective, she serves as a Doula, teacher, lover, friend, and the Bay Area’s very own yoni expert. I was blessed to become a doula last summer and Sumi was my teacher.

The amount of passion she has towards educating Women of color about the Womb and the power that it contains is truly inspiring. I have a huge amount of respect for this Queen and I’m am so glad to share her awesomeness with all of you.

Introduce yourself for those who don’t know you.

Hi. My name is Sumayyah “Sumi” Franklin and I am a birth worker and womb practitioner. I was born and raised in east Oakland and I currently still reside in Oakland. I absolutely love to dance until I am uncomfortably sweaty, can cook my ass off, and really enjoy reading Black/POC Sci-fi (Octavia butler or Saga anyone?). I stay on the move but I rarely feel stressed.

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